Each Tuesday, Sharon B of Pin Tangle, will post a challenge / stitch for the week. Participants will learn the stitch, work up an example (or examples) and put a photo on flickr or blog. A comment is left on the Pin Tangle post with a link to your challenge picture (& info); what fun to share what you accomplished!
In the information below, there is link to the TAST information page. You are welcome to sign up using stitchin fingers page, flickr album, or your own blog.
If you would like to participate, you don't have your own blog (yet), remember this blog space is open to NANI Members. You are welcome to put up your pictures, information, and copy the link for Pin Tangle's post.
Erica Wilson passed away on December 13.
Her embroidery designs were very popular--she seemed to be everywhere in the 1960s and 1970s. Her teaching, designs, kits, shops and books influenced generations of embroiderers.
I remember wanting to be Erica Wilson when I grew up.
This looks like a really fun way to boost your creativity and take a whole bunch of classes online.
Twenty videos featuring twenty different teachers demonstrating twenty different techniques and projects all at one site for one sign-up fee. Check out the projects and teachers here. The fun begins January 1st. The classes and videos will all be accessible for six months and you can view them in any order and any number of times so you can work at your own pace.
The exhibition features 45 bedcovers, coverlets, needlework, printed handkerchiefs, and other household textiles from the permanent collection of the Institute's Department of Textiles.
"The exhibition showcases over a dozen samplers and schoolgirl embroideries including a 1791 Mary Balch academy piece by Lucy Potter, a 1791 Marblehead, MA sampler by Polly Bedford, a 1795 Philadelphia whitework piece, and the 1822/1823 Clarissa Emerson sampler featured on the cover of "Samplings", Volume 40 (Fall, 2011). "
Contact EGA HQ e-mail if you are not receiving information from EGA headquarters.
From the November's E-News (received via e-mail):
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If there are members of you chapter interested in receiving EGA email updates, they can contact Logan Reulet, firstname.lastname@example.org, for addition to the mailing list!
Attention Chapter Newsletter Editors & Presidents
It's been brought to our attention that many members do not have their e-mail addresses on file with HQ. Please forward this newsletter with your next Chapter Newsletter and remind people at upcoming meetings that they are missing out on the most timely news and information from EGA. To sign up, simply call or email HQ with your name and
The national nominating committee is seeking qualified individuals to fill important positions for the future to further EGA's mission "to stimulate appreciation for and celebrate the heritage of embroidery by advancing the highest standards of excellence in its practice through education, exhibition, preservation, collection and research."
You have skills that can be useful at the chapter, region and national level. We want to know how best to fit your skills and interest into EGA at committee and board levels.
The EGA national resume form asks for your educational background, work history, and EGA involvement as well as an indication of your special areas of interest. In the narrative space, please tell us what particular skills you would bring to EGA.
Please assist this important committee is seeking qualified individuals to fill important positions for the future to further EGA's mission. Consider submitting your resume and encourage others to do the same.
EGA is looking for someone to chair the next International Embroidery Conference. If you are interested, please contact Barbara Harrison, EGA vice president at email@example.com for more information.
Administrator Position Open at HQ!
EGA is seeking an Administrator to work in the Louisville, KY Office. The Administrator will oversee staff and ensure efficient execution of administrative tasks for the Guild. For a complete position description pleasejob requirements click here.